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About the Mackay Research Group

The Mackay Research Group provides comprehensive, time-sensitive information on employee performance, operating performance and financial performance for trade associations and affiliated organizations.

John R. Mackay

John R. Mackay, Chairman

Prior to forming the Mackay Research Group John was Vice President of the Profit Planning Group, a research and executive education firm headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. He joined the Profit Planning Group in 1982 to head up its profitability survey activities. Over his 20 year tenure, John helped build PPG's client roster from 1 to 80 associations, most of which were distributor-member based.

In 2001, PPG began to expand its client base to include more trade associations with manufacturer members. In the process, it became clear that many of the tools PPG had developed for distributor clients did not quite fit for manufacturers and that some changes would be required. It was also obvious that the Profit Planning Group could not provide the level of service that manufacturer associations deserved given PPG's heavy distributor client base. What was needed was a small, more entrepreneurial group dedicated to a manufacturer focus. To respond to this growing need, in 2003 Mackay spun-off a segment of the company so he could work with manufacturer clients in a more targeted manner.

He is a frequent seminar and convention speaker on topics such as Improving the Bottom Line, Getting Serious About Profit, and Doing More with Less. John received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his MBA from the University of Colorado.